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Sarasvati Tag

Once my craze for English came under control, the craze for Kannada began. During those days [i.e. the early 20th century], for people of my age, a prominent name amongst living legends was Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856–1920). “Tilak is singularly brave; everyone else falls short in comparison with him; Tilak

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Some years ago, a reader wrote to me with an experience that he said vexed him. The relevant portion of his email is produced below: …during a talk with a liberal friend of mine, regarding the MF Hussain episode…friend talked on the lines of what liberals usually speak i.e. Kamasutra, Khajuraho…But…his explanation

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यद्वक्रेण पथा प्रयासि सततं यद्वासि विद्वन्मन- श्चौरी यच्च करोषि पूर्वसुकविप्रौढिप्रथोत्पुंसनम् । तस्माद्भारति सद्भिरत्रभवती तीक्ष्णेति संभाविता तूर्णं पार्श्वममुष्य पार्थिवमणेरभ्येहि शुद्ध्यर्थिनी ॥ Once, there lived a poet who resolved to not compose verses on petty issues, and do it only in praise of Shiva. This poet Mankha (also known as Mankhaka or Mankhuka), hailing from Pravarapura

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काले माषं सस्ये मासं वदति शकासं यस्य सकाशम् | उष्ट्रे लुम्पति षं वा रं वा तस्मै दत्ता विकटनितम्बा ॥ kaale maasham sasye maasam vadati shakaasam yasya sakaasham | ushtre lumpati sham vaa ram vaa tasmai dattaa vikatanitambaa || From time immemorial in India, Kashmir has been the subject of Sarasvati’s choicest, unbridled blessings.

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नीलोत्पल-दल-श्यामां विज्जिकां मामजानता । वृथैव दण्डिना प्रोक्ता सर्वशुक्ला सरस्वती ॥ nilotpala-dala-shyamam vijjikam mam ajanata | vrthaiva dandina prokta sarvashukla sarasvati || Immadi Pulakeshi, the valiant ruler of the Chalukya dynasty, is the pride of all Kannadigas. Under his regime, the kingdom crossed many frontiers and extended its influence till the banks of Narmada. He was

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